Pastor jailed for stealing goat, turkeys, threatening owner with charm

Posted by News Express | 14 December 2019 | 680 times

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•Accused Pastor Opaalade

Pastor of a Cherubim and Seraphim Church, called Solomon Opaalade, was on Thursday jailed by a magistrate court in Oshogbo, the Osun State capital, for stealing a goat and turkeys and threatening the owner with charms.

According to the Principal State Counsel from the State Ministry of Justice, Adekunle Adeniyi, the pastor stole nine turkeys valued at N270,000 and a goat valued at N18,000 belonging to certain Oluwasegun Hammed.

The prosecution team led by Adekunle Adeniyi from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that Opaalade stole nine turkeys and a goat belonging to a certain Oluwasegun Hameed.

The prosecutor called five witnesses and presented two turkeys and charms recovered from Opaalade as well as a statement written by the defendant.

Magistrate Adijat Oloyade, in her judgment, found the defendant guilty of three of the five counts and subsequently sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment on each of them or an option of paying N10,000 fine for each of the counts. (Vanguard)


Source: News Express

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